Appreciative Inquiries of the 3.0 Kind : How Do We Connect, Share and Co-Create for Tomorrow's Human Wholeness?
Non-profit or social profit? Deadline or birthline? Appreciative Inquiry addresses a human art, involving conversational craftsmanship. It takes specific, carefully chosen words, questions, gestures and of course deep listening to help conversations being generative, appreciative and empowering. The good news is that the instrument called language is in reach of everybody on our planet. Imagine everyone would encounter his or her fellow citizen 'the AI way'... together building the sharing Society 3.0. "What started out as an editing assignment swiftly became a personal discovery into Appreciative Inquiry, a term I now frequently elicit in my own vocabulary. From the first concept of communication starting 'between the noses' to Society 3.0; you are taken on a journey incorporating music, business communication, art, corporate strategies, Buddhist gestures, commercial synergy, poetry and interviews. My editing deadlines soon became editing 'birthlines' as I spent hours discussing and challenging those around me to immerse themselves in the ideas that are so presented in this book. Appreciative Inquiry has no limitations in where it can be used or by whom. All that is now left is to discover, dream, design and allow yourself to have Appreciative Inquiry delivered to you." La'eeqa Kajee, editor "Appreciative Inquiries of the 3.0 kind is a courageous step in what I believe to be the "new frontiers" of Appreciative Inquiry, simply known to us in the community as AI. I say this because as the ideas of AI begin to spread, and as practitioners and academics weave these ideas into their daily lives, we are seeing the challenge to take this life-giving approach into the very heart of ordinary life. It is therefore with pleasure that we receive this edition as a special gift to our 2015 global gathering in South Africa, a place where AI resonates deeply with our history and can continue to give life to our future. This book is for anyone who desires to create a life worthy of our highest aspirations as a species, now, today and every day. Enjoy the read, it will change your life if you try this at home!" Revd. Dr. Anastasia M Bukashe, Conference Chairwoman 2015 World AI Conference South Africa 240 Pages. Size 17 x 24 cm. Paperback. Containing 100+ 'appreciative inquiries'. Asking more than 300 appreciative questions to the reader. Covering twelve book sections: 1. Welcome 2. Before the Beginning Starts to Begin 3. Sources behind Appreciative Inquiry 4. Social Constructionism 5. Who am I to Appreciate 6. My Next AI Summit 7. Appreciate Your Self 8. The Art of Inquiry 9. CFO in Appreciation 10. Encountering Complexity 11. Further Reading 12. Appendix: Has Presencing a Futur? Please be informed that 50% of the book income will be reserved for projects supported by Society 3.0 Foundation.
- Paperback | 242 pages
- 170 x 244 x 13mm | 390g
- 17 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Drs Cees J Hoogendijk
Cees Hoogendijk (1959) graduated in mathematics & physics at Leiden University and is working on his PhD in relationship with the University of Humanistics in Utrecht. He fullfilled positions in HR Management, Learning Architecture, and Organizational Change & Development within large companies. As of 2005, Cees is independent professional, and (co-)founder of several social enterprises that support and facilitate his mission: Humanization of Organization. Main projects involve dialogical development of practical plans to implement policy and strategy, cocreating advanced learning environments by enhancing the role of in-corporate academies, large scale management development infrastructures, bringing further vertical dialogue, appreciative inquiry and asynchronous reciprocity, thereby enabling senior managers to view their organization as emerging wholeness of people relations, and act accordingly as connectors. Related to this, Cees produced numerous articles, lectures, blogs and tweets. Among his publications are the books Kracht zonder Macht (Power without authority - 2008) and Krachtbron van een Lerende Organisatie (The power source of learning organizations - 2010). Cees is happily married with Karin, together raising and facilitating their six children. www.ceeshoogendijk.nl